Meet Ginny Long, Application Developer

Business Unit and Job Title:

BU: Corporate, Product Development

Job Title: Application Developer

What does your job entail?

I manage the data, infrastructure, and user interfaces for the internal software we use.

What is your personal philosophy?

I have four main ones that I stick with:

  1. Most problems can be solved with a task list, or a well-formed spread sheet
  2. My success is a product of my failure, so they should both be celebrated.
  3. Personal growth comes intentional discomfort.
  4. It is okay to take a different path to get where I need to go.

What did you do before coming to Melink?

I was a Full Stack Java developer for a financial institute that created mortgage, appraisal, and flood documents for banks.

What is your favorite aspect of working at Melink?

There is a sense of purpose that comes along with working at Melink. It is motivating to know that whatever I contribute to this team might have a lasting positive impact on the world.

What do you like to do in your time off?

I enjoy playing with my two dogs Gimli and Abby. I play video games with my husband; right now, Sea of Thieves and Overcooked are our favorites to play together. I paint Warhammer miniatures and play Dungeons and Dragons, along with other table top games. I visit local breweries. I sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch, and embroider. Between September and October, I will go to the Ohio Renaissance faire at least twice. I write short stories and attempt to draw. Essentially, I try new things constantly.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I am not sure I have many surprises. Talk to me long enough and you will find my lack of a filter is evident. I will tell you my whole life story if you let me.

What are you most proud of?

Pride is one of those emotions I struggle with. When I review most of my accomplishments I always think I can do that better now that I have the advantage of additional knowledge.

What are your hopes for our industry?

I hope that we can continue to help others make sustainable choices and that we can create solutions that help get rid of the excuses people make against sustainability.

Motto or personal mantra?

I have two and they are both from Disney.

  • Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.
  • Just keep swimming.

Do you collect anything?

I collect Disney movies, coffee mugs, and books of all kinds. I have also married into a collection of board games.